Over 1,300 students gathered at a megachurch in Georgia to worship during a discipleship event.
New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia, hosted this year’s annual “Disciple Now” 3-day event held on March 24-26. Among the 1,300 young people who attended the said event, the majority of them were students in grades 7 through 12. It is now being labeled as the largest youth ministry gathering in Fayette County.
The megachurch’s senior pastor Rhys Stenner said in an interview that the participants had “an anticipation and a preparedness for what God was going to do.”
“Disciple Now” included small group Bible studies led by college students and large group services led by known speakers and worship bands. Attendees were from 17 congregations across the state.
“He softened and prepared hearts,” Rhys said, describing the gathering as an “incredible time of worship from the first service to the last,” with there being “unity among the churches.”
On the last day, there have been “unexpected baptisms” of over 300 students. The praise and worship that day was also much more powerful than usual. There was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that day.
“The tremendous spirit of praise that morning was above the usual despite a terrible deluge of weather that morning,” he recounted. “There was no dampening the enthusiasm, and probably the most joyous we had had on the Sunday morning of a DNOW.”
Pastor Rhys hopes that the event will spark a desire in the students to become “a witness to others about what God has done in their lives.”
“There was a spirit of devoted worship and praise that was striking and noteworthy. It’s always a good event, but there was a notable sense of reverence,” he added. “On the last night, nobody seemed to want to leave. He is the same God.”
Reference: The Christian Post
Header Image: New Hope (Photographer). (2023). Disciple Now [Photograph], Retrieved April 3, 2023, from: www.https://newhopebc.org/dnow/